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Breath Series: Rebuilding Energy and Endurance at any age


with Carole Freeman, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 30, 2022

Yes, it’s true, can, literally, breathe new life into our body

Every cell in your body is dependent on oxygen to create energy. And the amount of oxygen available to every cell in your body and brain is dependent on the breath. To be even more specific, dependent on the quality of your breathing pattern and function. This class will train you, and your entire respiratory system, to be more efficient at delivering blood, oxygen, glucose, and nutrients to all those cells. Whether you’re an athlete or not, the secret to greater strength and endurance starts and ends with the strength of your respiratory system. No matter how long you train, or how hard you work out, when your breathing gives out - your body follows.

The class is presented as if the student will give themselves at least 3-6 weeks to implement the exercises & techniques.

A little bit about our instructor:

Carole’s background has been equal portions of respiratory therapy, exercise physiology, and massage therapy.  Her career as a respiratory therapist began at Loma Linda University Medical Center where she discovered that most adult patients were in the hospital because of poor lifestyle choices. That inspired her to attend graduate school at LLUMC, majoring in Health Sciences. She now focuses her work in a relatively new field of pulmonary medicine - recognizing and treating breathing disorders.  She has personally benefitted from improved breathing patterns, “I have found that each day I was mindful of my breathing pattern, I gained more energy, and my breathing became easier. It felt like I was turning the clock back as I continued to gain strength and endurance.”

Breath-Taking Online is a school that encompasses the entire field of this branch of medicine. Carole’s mission is to share this information, along with personal experience and background, to help others breathe easier and feel healthier, too.

Private Ballroom Dance Lessons


with Robin Shaw, York Adult Education

Calendar Sep 1, 2022

Do you have a special event coming up? Do you want a personalized dance for it? During your two sessions, one hour each Robin will work with you to choreograph and practice the perfect dance to your song. Smooth soled shoes work best.

Pick the time that works for you and pick your start date.

Day and Times:

Tuesday, 1:30-2:30

Tuesday, 2:30-3:30

Wednesday, 5:30-6:30

Wednesday, 6:30-7:30

Thursday, 1:30 - 2:30

Thursday, 2:30-3:30

Then you pick the date to start.

Breath-Taking for High Altitude Vacationers


with Carole Freeman, York Adult Education

Calendar Sep 15, 2022

If you can't get to Denver to train, this 4 week course in High Altitude Training (while at home) will help increase oxygenation and endurance prior to vacationing at higher altitudes. Begin acclimating to the higher altitude now, at home, weeks before your mountain vacation.

Breath-Taking Series

Surviving Stress, Moving from Depletion Renewal


with Carole Freeman, York Adult Education

Calendar Jan 1, 2023

Life can be very stressful, depleting you of energy and motivation. Learn exercises in awareness, breathing, and compassion so you can increase your physical energy, think more clearly, and feel more uplifted. This information-packed class includes lots of student participation, with exercises and fun activities to reduce emotional anxiety, calm the brain, and dispel myths. You will come away knowing how to breathe optimally, increase oxygen delivery to the body and brain, which will increase overall health and mental outlook.

Breath-Taking Series

Community Walk
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Community Walk


with RSU #3 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jan 2, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 20 weeks

Lace up your sneakers, grab your music and a friend, and come on inside for some walking fun. 

Don’t be a couch potato this winter! 

The Mt View complex has been mapped out for community members to get some exercise! Add a spin around the track for some added fresh air! 

Pre-registration is required and there will be an Orientation on your first night.

Cost is only a one time $5 registration fee per year

Winter Walking - 2023


with Somerset Public Health, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Jan 3, 2023 at 5 pm

A Joint Initiative of Somerset Public Health and MSAD # 54

Are you looking for an opportunity to walk in a dry, safe, well-lit place? The hallways of Skowhegan Area High School are available from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and are a good place to walk during the winter months. • You must register with Skowhegan Area Adult Education and sign in and out every time you attend. A roster will be available at the adult education office. • Please respect the facility by changing into a clean and appropriate pair of indoor walking shoes. • Please stay in the areas designated for walking. • Please walk, not run. • Listen for school cancellation announcements – if day school is cancelled, there will be no walking. • No walking on holidays or during school vacations. • If you have a medical condition or have not seen a health care provider in the past year, we strongly recommend that you do so before increasing your physical activity. • A person choosing to be involved in this walking program does so at his or her own risk.

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Community Fitness
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Community Fitness


with Mary Manly, RSU #3 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jan 3, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

RSU #3 has its own fitness center located at the high school that is available for use by the community. Come join us and set up a fitness plan that will work best for you.

Sessions include a complete orientation and availability of an on-sight trainer during the entire session. Discover your strengths and pursue 12 weeks of life enhancing workouts by using the facility up to 2 nights per week. 

The center is fully equipped with several cardiovascular machines including treadmills, elliptical, upright and recumbent stationary bicycles, a rowing machine, free weights, and a complete Life Fitness Pro circuit series of weight machines.

Requires medical clearance waiver. Must be 18 years or older. No street shoes allowed in the fitness facility.

 Get fit for only $65 per 3 month session

Community Volleyball
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Community Volleyball


with Nicole Murdock, RSU #3 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jan 3, 2023 at 7 pm, runs for 20 weeks

Come enjoy volleyball with your friends and community members. For ages 16 and up. All are welcome! 

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